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Topic: printing or ordering???

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slopoek (Over 1 year ago)
is there a place i can print/order the panoramic pics I take?  Can I send them to say: Costco, snapfish, kodak?  or is there a place on photosynth I can order prints?
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
Hello, Slopoek, 

If you are asking about panoramas taken with Photosynth's mobile pano app, you are able to save a flattened copy to your Windows Phone or iOS camera roll from inside the app that should be as easily printable as any other photo taken on your phone. 

Just be aware that because the mobile app's shooting mode is so graphics/memory intensive that the shots taken are not very good resolution and therefore may not make the best prints. http://bit.ly/psmpr for more

If you are asking about panoramas stitched with Microsoft ICE on Windows, yes, you can export the panorama to a flattened image in a variety of formats, including JPG, PNG, PSD, and JPEGXR which should all print very nicely.

Note that if you simply take individual input shots with your phone or camera and then stitch them with a standalone panorama stitcher like ICE, your panoramas will be much higher resolution that if you capture them with an app with an interactive shooting mode.
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
The Photosynth website is primarily about viewing photography 3-dimensionally (whether that be individual photos taken from all different angles surrounding a subject or space arranged in 3D and generating a 3D model that can be viewed from any angle - as is the case with original photosynths - or wraparound panoramas that are meant to be viewed as a full 360 degrees surrounding you or even a sphere/cube. 

In the case of photosynths, I am not sure what people want when they ask if they can print the photosynth. Do they want to make a print of a screenshot from one particular angle? It's possible, but trying to make a 2D print of a 3D object kind of misses the point. Photosynths' natural way to be viewed is in 3D - whether that is digitally or after having been printed with a 3D printer.

Likewise, a panorama's cube map is something meant to be projected around the viewer rather than warped into 2D and printed with a 2D printer.
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